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Saturday, September 13, 2008
Report: Trojans CB Wright charged with felony resisting an officer

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USC starting cornerback Shareece Wright faces a felony charge of resisting a police officer after being detained at a party last weekend in Colton, 55 miles east of Los Angeles, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times.

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The newspaper reported Friday that several people were arrested overnight Sunday morning, though Wright wasn't among them.

Charges were later filed against him and three others by the district attorney of San Bernardino.

"It's not in my hands now," said Wright after USC's win over Ohio State, who explained he found out about the charge Wednesday night.

"And I know I didn't do anything wrong."

His arraignment was set for Wednesday, the Times reported.

Wright, an All-American at Colton High School, said earlier this week he had attended a party for a soldier set for deployment to Iraq, according to the paper. He conceded he was embarrassed his name was linked to bad news on the eve of such a big game.

"I feel like I wasn't doing anything to not protect the team," Wright said. "Coach [Pete] Carroll knows what kind of guy I am. It is good to know he supports me and believes in me."

Trojans coach Pete Carroll has said Wright, a junior, wouldn't be punished as a result of the incident.

"We went through the whole thing," Carroll said, according to the Times. "We understand what happened."

ESPN.com's Bruce Feldman contributed to this report.